Thursday, March 5, 2015

~The Art & Science of Healing-With Light~ Medical/Health Blog Tour

Title: The Art & Science of Healing – with Light
Author: Dr. Mark J. Rogers with Nike Azoros
Publisher: Dr. Mark J. Rogers with Nike Azoros
Pages: 442
Genre: Medical
Format: Paperback/Kindle

Chronic pain has reached epidemic proportions but it is not a disease. Chronic pain is a genuine physical problem and its epidemic is being spread by the very treatments the doctors are prescribing. Over thirty percent of patients across the world present with back, neck, or head pain, the majority of whom are in chronic pain, but all doctors offer is a prescription for painkillers and a referral for intensive physical therapy. The patients never improve, in fact they get worse. Instead of receiving empathy and understanding they are often accused of being dishonest about the severity of their pain. Some are even sent for psychotherapy. 'The Art and Science of Healing - with Light' breaks that vicious cycle. Within it is explained to patients how they developed chronic pain in the first place and how to begin to heal their migraines, back pain, neck pain, tinnitus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and all forms of chronic pain in general.

Doctor Mark Rogers bases the healing process on his 7 Principles of Healing Chronic Pain. His methods are all based in science, are common sense, pain free, drug free, have no painful exercises, and no 'mind over matter' meditations for coping because the problem is not in the mind of the patients, it is in their bodies at a deep cellular level. The 7 Principles have a conservative efficacy of eighty-five percent. As long as the Principles are followed the patient will heal. It is the medical system that is keeping patients in pain through ignoring the origin of the pain. Pain is not a mystery, it is not a disease, it means you are being hurt. Chronic pain means you are still being hurt. Written in a clear easy to read style with minimal medical jargon it is designed for patients to finally give them understand what happened to them and gain control over their healing processes so they can start healing today.

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My Review:
This was an interesting read. I won't say it's a page turner, but I did feel like I gained something from this book. I'm not a doctor, nor am I someone who has to deal with a chronic pain issue. I am just someone that is utterly fascinated by medicine and new ways to treat ailments.

I have witnessed people struggle through PT treatments and only get small amounts of relief, and have to repeat the process over and over. I've watched and thought.."maybe that's not helping so much as harming?" Again, I'm not a doctor, so my thoughts are often brushed aside.  While this book does lean a bit heavy on the laser treatments for pain, there is a ton of info to help in other ways.

I liked that this book was something the average person could read and understand. The writing is plain English and easy to follow. I find the more a person can understand their health, the easier it is for them to advocate for themselves, so this book might be a great help for someone with chronic pain issues.

Dr. Mark Rogers has been a general practitioner for thirty years and developed his expertise in soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, and laser over the last twenty. A former migraine and back patient himself, he saw the need for a book specifically for patients and how to heal their pain. He has presented papers on his methods all over the world and lectures to post graduate Masters students. Three times nominated for Australian of the Year he lives in Adelaide, Australia, is married and has five children.

Co-author Nike Azovas is the author of four books. Her novel, ‘The Eagle of Spinalonga’ was an international bestseller and was one of Amazon UK’s One Thousand Best Books of 2013.

Two more novels are underway, a thriller called Woken and one about life in Greece during its financial crisis.
Trained in journalism, creative writing and business she lives in Greece and Australia, and has three children.
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